by Maja Doroteja Prelog
Cent'anni, 2023, documentary, digital DCP, 2,39:1/2,35:1, 24, c, 86 min
Ready to premiere
SI, IT, PL, RS, AT
In this personal and confessional documentary, the filmmaker Maja Doroteja Prelog, a quiet dreamer, confronts her deepest and most private fear: being alone. When Blaž, her partner since their teens, miraculously beat the terminal diagnosis of leukaemia in 2017, he asked Maja to document his celebratory Giro d’Italia. Back to his hardened self, he would now set off on a gruelling multi-stage biking tour. But in the midst of shooting what was supposed to be a triumphant film about his survival and her devotion, their relationship floundered. The trip and the film revealed a crisis between two people who had changed. The focus shifted and now Maja’s experience and needs hold the lens. Featuring searing, heart-breaking confessions on the trip through the mountains of Italy, stream-of-consciousness narration, poetic visuals and personal archives, Cent’anni (100 years) unflinchingly anatomizes the unravelling of a relationship in a brave examination of self, other, union and perspective.Will they find love again in the aftermath of the disease? What is love after all – a state of perfect caring or an active noun like a struggle?
Docs-in-Progress Award best documentary (Cannes film festival, IEFTA - International Emerging Film Talent Association, 2021)
Avanpost Media Award best film (Avanpost Media, 2021)
DOK Leipzig Preview Award best documentary (DOK Leipzig, 2021)